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    It's not a Norwegian used rifle.

    It's not a Norwegian used rifle.
  2. April 1941

    April 1941
  3. I think the document you are talking about is...

    I think the document you are talking about is shown in Volume II. Mauser returned 5 rifles to Deutsche Sprengchemie G.m.b.H. Werk Moschwig (code mog), a propellant manufacturer. All 5 rifles got a...
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    I agree with you. Did you saw the R.F.V. marking...

    I agree with you. Did you saw the R.F.V. marking at the buttplate? It's the 11th S/147 K with Reich Finance Ministry marking which I know. In the auction is another R.F.V. rifle, a S/147 G.
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    You are right, all "945 1940" and "dot 1941" have...

    You are right, all "945 1940" and "dot 1941" have the "7,88" at the receiver ring, also the early "dot 1942" rifles. In the "a" block in 1942 the "7,88" got replaced by the final acceptance e/63.
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    Here is an article in German language, it's quite...

    Here is an article in German language, it's quite interesting: https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-21976657.html
  7. Sticky: GPK means Gewehr-Prüfungskommission (Rifle...

    GPK means Gewehr-Prüfungskommission (Rifle examination committee).
  8. Thread: Amberg 1917

    by Stephan98k
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    It's great to see another Amberg, thank you for...

    It's great to see another Amberg, thank you for all the photos.

    Receiver and bolt was made in July 1917, I would say receiver is from the 8th batch and bolt from the 7th batch.
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    Yes, I agree with the theory and I think the...

    Yes, I agree with the theory and I think the majority got assembled in late 1941. Unfortunately we don't have documents which show in which Luftzeugamt the rifles got assembled. Maybe in L.Z.A....
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    You are right, the stock completion date is...

    You are right, the stock completion date is October 8, 1940 and in my opinion your K98k got assembled also in the 41st calendar week, short time after stock completion. Your pictures are very small,...
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    Welcome aboard! It's a great forum and here are...

    Welcome aboard! It's a great forum and here are many kind people with a lot of knowledge, you can learn a lot. It was a good decision to order Volume II, these are the best books about this topic and...
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    Nick, I know R.F.V. rifles with property number...

    Nick, I know R.F.V. rifles with property number up to late 1939 K98ks. You are right, later they dropped the property numbers, similar like at the Kriegsmarine.

    Regards,
    Stephan
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    I can imagine it was a great surprise when you...

    I can imagine it was a great surprise when you got the rifle. Beside your vz. 24 I only know one other vz. 24 with R.F.V. marking, it has the serial number 8786 A3.

    Regards,
    Stephan
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    That's a great surprise, thank you very much...

    That's a great surprise, thank you very much Hambone!

    The stock completion date code "BH 1 42 40" means October 14, 1940. Up to your Luftamt rifle sn 2867e I have now three stock completion date...
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    @heavy_mech You are very welcome and it wasn't a...

    @heavy_mech
    You are very welcome and it wasn't a bad thing you mentioned "rifles for interbank transfers". I have heard similar assumptions quite often in the last time and because of you, I thought...
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    R.F.V. - Reichsfinanzverwaltung rifles

    I see it often that some collectors misinterpret where K98k rifles with R.F.V. marking at the buttplate were mainly used. These rifles get called "bank guard" rifles for interbank transfers etc.
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    Thank you very much for the data. The "Ha" is...

    Thank you very much for the data.

    The "Ha" is the abbreviation for the laminate supplier and 2 (day) 51 (week) 42 (year) means December 15, 1942. I was off by three days with my estimation.
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    This 1942/43 transition rifle with serial number...

    This 1942/43 transition rifle with serial number "7912 ll" is the highest rifle that I have recorded too.

    I assume these rifles were made still in late December 1942, the stock completion date...
  19. Thread: 1937 243

    by Stephan98k
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    A very nice rifle and the highest R.F.V. number...

    A very nice rifle and the highest R.F.V. number which I know.

    It is unlikely that these R.F.V. marked weapons were used as "bank guard" rifles, they rather served in the...
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    I have to correct my previous comment.

    The stamped "K" stands for "Kaurit" and the "P" for "Phenolformaldehyd". During my research I could find out the Kaseinleim (casein-glue) wasn't used, they...
  21. Sticky: Yes, every data is important for our research and...

    Yes, every data is important for our research and it would be great if you share yours.

    Here is a thread about the "P" marking: Link

    Regards,
    Stephan
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    Thank you very much HB! :happy0180: It's a...

    Thank you very much HB! :happy0180:

    It's a funny coincidence, in the morning I was writing a email to Mike and I was asking if he could contact the owner of serial number 2867e and ask for the...
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    Hambone, pic sticky was a good idea! Do you can...

    Hambone, pic sticky was a good idea! Do you can also help with your stock completion date code?

    Regards,
    Stephan
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    Droulz, is it possible you check behind the...

    Droulz, is it possible you check behind the buttplate for the stock completion date code? I guess there is the laminate supplier "Br" and maybe a completion date in late 1940.

    Regards,
    Stephan
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    You are very welcome! I will explain it in...

    You are very welcome!

    I will explain it in simplified form. They start making a new rifle in 1940 and start with serial number 1 (no suffix letter). When they reach serial number 9999 they start...
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